Retail

Growth Strategies

3 Major Retail Predictions for 2014

One industry insider offers his top insights on the retail industry for the New Year.
Entrepreneurs

5 Tips to Take Control of Your Inbox

Overwhelmed by email? Here are some practical steps to help you get a grip on your inbox and boost your productivity.
Growth Strategies

Lululemon Founder Resigns Amid Backlash Over 'Women's Body Type' Remarks

The yoga apparel maker announced today that Chip Wilson is leaving his position as non-executive chairman.
Growth Strategies

6 Simple, Low-Tech Ways to Reduce Shoplifting

Lighting and personal greetings are among the low-tech ways you and can make your store less attractive to thieves.
Growth Strategies

The Scary Thing About the Massive Surge in GDP

Economic activity in the third quarter rose by a stunning 3.6 percent, but it's hardly the great news it seems -- particularly for business owners.
Starting a Business

Supreme Court Rejects Amazon's Case in Sales Tax Fight

E-commerce giants Amazon and Overstock were hoping to overturn a law requiring them to charge sales tax in New York state.
Entrepreneurs

How Michael Rubin Went From Bankrupt to Billionaire

This Philadelphia college dropout went from being $200,000 in debt at age 16 to being worth almost $3 billion by age 41.
Growth Strategies

Men's Wearhouse to Jos A. Bank: We're Suited for Each Other, and Here's $1.5 Billion to Prove It

With its stock at a five-year high, men's apparel retailer Men's Wearhouse has decided to turn the tables on its smaller rival.
Growth Strategies

Compete With the Big Guys on Black Friday

If you're looking to lock horns with Big Box Discounters on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, we have some tips.
Small Business Heroes

Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)

When it comes to ecommerce deliveries, do customers value cost or speed? The answer might surprise you.
Growth Strategies

6 Tips to Reduce Employee Theft

One in every 40 employees steals from their employer. Make sure that your store isn't a target.
Marketing

Business Owners: Want to Offer a Black Friday Deal? Here's How.

Small-business retailers may not be able to match the Black Friday extravaganzas offered by the big-box stores, but there are certain things they can do to compete.
Franchises

Did You Say 'Charbucks'? 7 Big Chains That Battled the Name Game

With Starbucks losing its fight against 'Charbucks' coffee, here's a look at seven more legal battles over copycat names.
Marketing

In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At

Overall spending from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday is expected to be relatively flat, but online shopping is expected to buck the trend.
Marketing

10 Commandments of Retail Sales

Follow these ten simple rules and you'll close more sales almost immediately.